# FLIGHT DYNAMICS:

UNIT I  CRUISING FLIGHT PERFORMANCE
  1. Forces and Moments Acting on a Flight Vehicle
  2. Equation of Motion of A Rigid Flight Vehicle
  3. Different Types of Drag
  4. Estimation of Parasite Drag Co-efficient by Proper Area Method
  5. Drag Polar of Vehicles
  6. From Low Speed to High Speeds
  7. Variation of Thrust
  8. Power with Velocity and Altitudes for Air Breathing Engines
  9. Performance of Airplane in Level Flight
  10. Power Available and Power Required Curves
  11. Maximum Speed in Level Flight
  12. Conditions for Minimum Drag and Power Required
UNIT II  MANOEUVERING FLIGHT PERFORMANCE
  1. Range and Endurance
  2. Climbing and Gliding Flight
  3. Maximum Rate of Climb and Steepest Angle of Climb
  4. Minimum Rate of Sink and Shallowest Angle of Glide
  5. Turning Performance (Turning Rate Turn Radius)
  6. Bank Angle and Load Factor
  7. Limitations on Turn
  8. V-N Diagram
  9. Load Factor
UNIT IIISTATIC LONGITUDINAL STABILITY
  1. Degree of Freedom of Rigid Bodies in Space
  2. Static and Dynamic Stability
  3. Purpose of Controls in Airplanes
  4. Inherently Stable and Marginal Stable Airplanes
  5. Static, Longitudinal Stability
  6. Stick Fixed Stability
  7. Basic Equilibrium Equation
  8. Stability Criterion
  9. Effects of Fuselage and Nacelle
  10. Influence Of Cg Location
  11. Power Effects
  12. Stick Fixed Neutral Point
  13. Stick Free Stability
  14. Hinge Moment Coefficient
  15. Stick Free Neutral Points
  16. Symmetric Maneuvers
  17. Stick Force Gradients
  18. Stick Force Per ‘G’
  19. Aerodynamic Balancing
UNIT IV – LATERAL AND DIRECTIONAL STABILITY
  1. Dihedral Effect
  2. Lateral Control
  3. Coupling Between Rolling and Yawing Moments
  4. Adverse Yaw Effects
  5. Aileron Reversal
  6. Static Directional Stability
  7. Weather Cocking Effect
  8. Rudder Requirements
  9. One Engine Inoperative Condition
  10. Rudder Lock
UNIT V – DYNAMIC STABILITY
  1. Introduction to Dynamic Longitudinal Stability
  2. Modes of Stability
  3. Effect of Freeing the Stick
  4. Brief Description of Lateral and Directional
  5. Dynamic Stability
  6. Spiral Divergence
  7. Dutch Roll
  8. Autorotation
  9. Aircraft Spin